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How to Clean
Kool Aid &
Remove Soft Drink
Spots and Stains

We sell several professional strength spot & stain removers. These will help remove many spots and stains from most carpet types. Look below or check out our "Bottled Chemicals" section by clicking here.
TIPS FOR REMOVING DRINK STAINS: When drinks are spilled, always sponge them off immediately with plain cool water. If they are allowed to dry they are sometimes invisible, but turn yellow with age and are difficult to remove.

To remove stains caused by soft drinks do the following: Always sponge such stains promptly with cool water. This simple treatment will remove many of them. Or soak them with cool water for 30 minutes or more. Some may need to be soaked overnight. After sponging or soaking, work undiluted liquid detergent into the stain and rinse. If the stain remains, you will have to use a bleach*. Old stains and stains that have been set by heat are in the "difficult-if-not-impossible" category.

On nonwashable materials, sponge the stain with cool water or put a sponge over it and squirt cool water through the cloth with a small syringe or medicine dropper. If this does not remove the stain, work liquid detergent into it and rinse. A final sponging with alcohol* helps to remove the detergent, and the fabric dries faster. Dilute the alcohol with two parts of water; test colors to see if it is safe for dyes. If the detergent treatment does not remove the stain, you will have to try bleach.

For fresher stains, a long soak with detergent suds often does the trick. If a bleach* is needed, use a chlorine bleach if the material will stand it, or a color remover.

For Kool-Aid-type stains containing coloring, sponging with plain cool water and following some of the above suggestions will enable you to dilute and reduce the effect of the stain. However, you may wish to look at our product called Red-ex. This product cannot guarantee complete success on all fabrics or surfaces. But in the many years we have used this product, the results have usually been very good, depending on other factors, such as: concentration of stain, how long the stain has been there, what attempts were made to remove the stain, and the fabric the stain has come in contact with. Most of the time, with this product, we are able to reduce and often eliminate the stain. See below to examine Red-ex.

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*NOTE: Some products like hydrogen peroxide, or alcohol can actually bleach or change the color in some fabrics. Read the WARNING notice below and proceed with caution whenever you use such products.
 WARNING: Before making any attempts to remove spots, always test fabric for colorfastness first by applying a small amount of the cleaning solution or chemical on a hidden or unnoticeable area. The tips listed here are NOT guaranteed to work in every case and may have a negative affect. When using any chemical or liquid on fabric you should PROCEED WITH CAUTION. If you are unsure as to how your carpet or upholstery might be affected you should call a professional cleaning technician in your area.

Red Dye (Food Coloring)
Removes stains like Kool Aid, Chocolate, Punch, Wines, & Pop
OUR MOST POPULAR PRODUCT! "Red-ex" helps to reduce and/or completely remove and clean spots and stains caused by Kool Aid, fruit punch, cough syrup, some wines, chocolate, dirt, grease, soda pop stains, and other stains caused by basic food dyes. Red-ex has been proven effective on both natural and man-made fabrics including nylon, polyester, and wool. Unlike other stain removers, Red-ex does not rely on acids or common peroxides (which can distort carpet fibers or fade colors). This product should be used with heat from a household iron. Easy to follow instructions. 32 ounce. (See price list)
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1 Quart
(32 oz.)
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1 Quart
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